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Thyroid Gag Reflex
Hi i was told i got calification of the thyroid, should there be a slight pain there when i touch it. I sometime have a gag reflex in the morning after eating when i'm in the shower, i wake up most mornings congested. Should i be worried. T3 9.7 pmol/L(9.
Gag reflex: Contraction of the back of the throat is triggered by an object touching the roof of the mouth & back of tongue is a protective mechanism to help prevent choking. The reflex action involves two nerves, one is sensory from the throat (Glossopharyngeal nerve) to the brain, and the other one the motor nerve (Vagus nerve) from the brain to the throat. ...Read more
Yes.: How to do it is beyond the scope of my training. Sword swallowers in the circus could do this as a perfect example. ...Read more